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Top 10: Greatest Partnerships

Sometimes, when two individuals collide, magic happens...

LEWIS & CLARK

HEROIC NEW WORLD EXPLORERS

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met in 1803 as two of the “nine young men” enlisted by President Thomas Jefferson for his Corps of Discovery expedition, which would explore the Missouri River and find a direct route to the Pacific. They set off for the adventure of a lifetime, exploring the Rocky Mountains and discovering 300 species unknown to science, encountering 50 Native American tribes (not all were friendly), and surviving a grizzly bear attack. Given up for dead, when they finally returned home in 1806, they were welcomed as heroes.

Part of Lewis and Clark’s task was to document wildlife and establish trade with local tribes
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Follow the rise and fall of France's most infamous dictator, Napoleon, all the way from emperor to exile. Also inside, celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen and discover what life was really like for Ancient Greeks living in Sparta, the civilisation's most brutal city-state. We've also lined up ten of the greatest partnerships in history, from Marks and Spencer to Rolls and Royce, plus meet the man who inspired 007 – Elizabeth I's forgotten spy, John Dee.